Drinking three to four cups of coffee per day may help to prevent type 2 diabetes
According to this report in Times, meditation can increase the levels of telomerase. This in turn leads to health benefits which is anti-aging.
Researchers think that this is due to stress reduction in the meditators.
Collagen is the main structural component in the skin. As we age, the collagen production in the skin is reduced. A wrinkle, very simply, is caused by the reduction of collagen. There are various things you can do to reduce wrinkles.
A. Antioxidants and Herbs
Limit the amount of oxidative damage caused by environmental pollutions and the sun’s ultraviolet rays on our skin; buy and apply a skin care cosmetic with antioxidants. Look out for the following ingredients and apply them with good water-based moisturizer to nourish the skin from the outside in and to prevent oxidative damage.
These products suspected to restore structure and volume to the skin:
Note that while studies are available on the effects of these, most of the results (except for Retinol?) are not conclusive ie. accepted peer reviewed studies.
B. Detoxification to Enhance Skin Cell Health
Excessive toxins will accumulate in our body, some of which are deposited on the skin in the form of pigments, fats, and other pathologies. It is important to rid the body of toxins built up through the years to have healthier looking skin.
Some natural herbs and nutritional factors specific for detoxification include:
C. Invasive Procedures
If you don’t mind doing something more drastic and costly, there are procedures you can do.
There are a variety of natural or synthetic agents such as alpha-hydroxy fruit acids that can be used for chemical peels. This involves applying these agents to “peel” off skin. This can be a “lunch time” treatment to a hospital procedure.
When BoTox is injected into a muscle, it causes temporary (months) paralysis of that muscle. This reduces the hyperactive facial muscle around the eyes and lower forehead may give a person an angry, tired, or displeased appearance.
Interstitial filling of collagen, silicon, or hyaluronic acid by injection into the skin. Expensive and have unknown long term effects.
D. Lifestyle changes
The easiest and cheapest way might be to effect some lifestyle adjustments.
It has already been documented in humans, for example, that rapid growth in early childhood is associated with a greater risk of developing ailments later in life such as cardiovascular disease in middle or old age, possibly because of the way in which the tissues of a fast-grown heart are laid down.
Its key (proprietary) ingredient is Ampli-Ciment Complex. According to the manufacturer,
- Ampli-Ciment Complex: Restores the hair’s inner substance.
- Contouring Polymers: Remodel the fiber’s shape from roots to ends giving hair more body and suppleness
Full ingredients list:
|Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS)||Foaming (controversial)|
|Glycol distearate||Emulsion stabilizer, Opacifying agent,Skin conditioning agent – emollient, Skin conditioning agent – occulsive, Surfactant – emulsifying agent,
Viscosity increasing agent
|Sodium laureth-8 sulfate||Surfactant – Cleansing Agent (contamination concerns; eye, skin, lung irritant)|
|Cocamide MIPA||Emulsifying, Emulsion stabilizing, Surfactant, Foam boosting, Viscosity controlling|
|Hexylene glycol||Solvent and decreases viscosity|
|Magnesium laureth-8 sulfate||Surfactant – Cleansing Agent (contamination concerns)|
|Sodium oleth sulfate||Surfactant – Cleansing Agent; EMULSIFYING; FOAMING|
|Hydroxypropyl guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride||Antistatic Agent; Hair Conditioning Agent|
|Polyquaternium-30||Antistatic Agent; Film Former; Hair Fixative; FILM FORMING|
|Sodium methylparaben||Preservative- antibiotic and anti-fungal properties (Concerns – estrogenic, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive))|
|Carbomer||Thicken and smoothen cosmetics|
|DMDM hydantoin||Preservative – prevents or retards microbial growth (releases formaldehyde, allergy, skin toxicant)|
|Magnesium oleth sulfate||Surfactant – Cleansing Agent|
|Isopropanolamine||Emulsifier, controls pH|
|2-oleamido-1, 3-octadecanediol||Skin conditioning agent|
|Parfum/fragrance||Scent (irritation concerns)|
The most controversial ingredients are SLS, methylparaben and DMDM hydantoin. See also ingredients to avoid in cosmetics.
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Cool huh ?
What do you do now you know that you would not be young forever ? Will you do things any differently ?
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